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Institutional Review Board

3510 Federal regulations require that the members of the IRB collectively have sufficiently varying backgrounds to assure that they can promote the complete and adequate review of those types of research activities commonly conducted by the University. The membership of the IRB must be highly qualified by experience and expertise, and must be sufficiently diverse in terms of race, gender, cultural background, and sensitivity to community attitudes as to promote respect for its advice and counsel in safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects. The IRB may not consist entirely of men or entirely of women, or primarily of members of one discipline.

3520 In addition to possessing the professional competence necessary to review specific research activities, the IRB shall be able to ascertain the acceptability of proposed research in terms of institutional commitments and regulations, applicable law, and standards of professional conduct and practice. The IRB shall, therefore, include persons knowledgeable in these areas. If the IRB regularly reviews research that involves a vulnerable category of subjects, such as children, prisoners, pregnant women, or handicapped or mentally disabled persons, the IRB shall include one or more individuals who are primarily concerned with the welfare of these subjects.

3530 Accordingly, the membership of the CSULB Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects shall be constituted as follows:

3531 Eleven tenured members of the faculty, appointed by the President. Of these members, at least six must hold the rank of professor, three must represent scientific disciplines, and three must represent nonscientific disciplines. Of the minimum of three members from scientific disciplines, one must have expertise in such medically relevant issues as physically invasive procedures, physical therapy, and pharmacology. Of the minimum of three members from nonscientific disciplines, one must have expertise in survey research and assessment....

Name Professor
Scientific (3) Medically
Relevant (1)
Assessment (1)
Term Expires
Douglas Young yes CHHS Kinesiology 8/31/16
Paul Ratanasiripong yes CED -Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling yes 8/31/17
James Amirkhan yes   Psychology 8/31/15
Dennis Fisher yes Psychology CLA yes 8/31/16
Jayne Howell yes CLA Anthropology CLA 8/31/16
Connie Ireland yes CHHS: Criminal Justice yes 8/31/17
William Pedersen yes CLA Psychology yes 8/31/16
Marilyn Potts yes CHHS-Social Work yes 8/31/16
Ronald Loewe yes



  yes 8/31/16
Mohammed Forouzesh yes CHHS Health Science   8/31/16
Veronica Acosta-Deprez yes CHHS Health Science yes 8/31/15

3532 Two members shall be individuals not otherwise affiliated with the University and who are not part of the immediate family of any person affiliated with the University. These members shall be appointed by the President. [45 CFR 46.107]

Name Community Scientific Medically
Non-Scientific Survey/
Term Expires
Peggy Kalowes yes Long Beach Memorial Hospital RN, PhD, CNS, FAHA     8/31/16
Cheryl Barrit yes Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services M.P.I.A. 8/31/16 (Alternate)

3533 The Director of Research (ex officio, with full voting rights).

3534 The Dean of Graduate Studies (ex officio, with full voting rights).

Name Administration Scientific Medically
Non-Scientific Survey/
Term Expires
Nancy Lewis Director of Research Integrity & Compliance     yes ex officio

3535 Terms of appointment (except for ex officio members) are for three years.

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